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's been lacking. it's embarrassing to me for the nearly years i have been a member of the united states national not to see that leadership exhibited in the united states of america. thank you, mr. president. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from mississippi. mr. cochran: mr. president, this week my home state of mississippi received the sobering news that our economy had slipped back into recession. frankly, i'm concerned that my state may be a harbinger for the rest of the country. despite national efforts to create new jobs and opportunities, our economy is not getting significantly bett better. it is a problem, we think. in most states unemployment has remained over 8% for more than three years despite spending nearly $1 trillion with the president's 2009 stimulus package. investments in small business growth have languished, and they've done this in a state of the economy, tax policy, federal regulations that seem to have made matters worse. the course we're on is simply not good enough. we hope and we urge the senate to make a strong stand. let's get to
, tribal, territorial and international partners and members of this committee. while the united states has made significant progress since the 9/11 attacks, we know threats from terror persist and continually evolve. we faced direct threats from al qaeda. we face growing threats of other foreign-based terrorist groups, which are inspired by al qaeda ideology, such as hq ap and al-shabaab. we must address threats that are homegrown as well as those that originate abroad. is threats are not limited to any one individual, group or ideology and as we have seen taxes employed by terrorists can be as simple as a homemade bomb or as sophisticated as the biologic threat or coordinated cyberattack. while we deal with a number of threats and threat actors at any given time, three areas merit special sustained attention. the first is aviation. christmas day 2000 plot, the october 2010th air cargo thread in the aqa peapod earlier this year would have targeted a u.s. bound airliner with explosives made clear that commercial aviation remains a target. terrace, especially aqap continue to seek ways to ci
's a shock to me, as someone who emigrated to united states many years ago, it's shocking, the bureaucracy is so thick, so huge, i'm astonished-- >> it's amazing, one of the things that's holding people back. you talk about the fact that the unemployment rah it is not markedly getting better, on the contrary it's getting worse, especially frustrated workers. those who are vulnerable, and something interesting in the past in america, unlike other countries, when people become chronically unemployed in the bottom half of the income distribution when they tend to turn towards our own ideas for creating businesses-- you see an explosion of low income entrepreneurship, after about nine months of the income-- out of the income stream and the employment force. it's not happening this time and we have to ask ourselves, what's going on. and there is an answer, and the policy uncertainty to be sure, but more to the point, it's harder and harder to get out from behind this bureaucracy, to start a business and that's especially true, if somebody doesn't have a brother-in-law who is a consultant and so
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